LIRR to Add Extra Trains for Barclays Center Events

The LIRR stops at Atlantic Terminal, just across the street from the 18,000-seat arena, set to open Sept. 28

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012  |  Updated 5:18 PM EDT
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LIRR to Add Extra Trains for Barclays Center Events

Rendering of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn

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Basketball fans and concertgoers who plan on attending events at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be able to depend on extra Long Island Rail Road service afterward, the MTA announced Wednesday.

The LIRR stops at Atlantic Terminal, just across the street from the 18,000-seat arena, set to open Sept. 28 with a series of Jay-Z concerts. 

The train's enhanced late-night service from Atlantic Terminal will feature eastbound trains departing approximately every 15 to 25 minutes after an event, the MTA says. 

Following Nets games, the last train from Atlantic Terminal will depart 11:55 p.m. on both weeknights and weekends. Following evening concerts and other special events, the last train from Atlantic Terminal will depart at 12:41 a.m. weeknights and weekends.

In addition to Jay-Z, the Barclays Center will be hosting the Harlem Globetrotters, Barbra Streisand, Justin Beiber, Bob Dylan and Andrea Bocelli later this fall. Lady Gaga will be performing there next March. 

The arena is also the new home of the Brooklyn Nets, the first professional sports franchise to play in the borough since the Dodgers left in 1957. 

For more information, visit mta.info/lirr

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